Recently I spent a large amount of time with 12 year old’s, I began to notice that they spend alot of time on their mobile phones so I began to wonder what effect this was really having on them. I asked simply tasks of them such as sweeping outside (there was little if any coordination), later that evening I asked for them to jot something on the note pad for me, the handwriting was almost unreadable. The following day I asked them to play a word guessing game where they couldn’t spell even simple words such as “quiet, morning, school”. I thought about this overnight and was left feeling really concerned is technology going to make our children stupid! Their phones even computers if there is a word misspelled its automatically corrected and the children are left with a easy way out and not learning anything. These kids go to school how is the teacher not picking up on this and why would parents not step up. Don’t let technology destroy your child’s up bringing, I’m not saying it’s evil just saying it doesn’t hurt to pick up pen and paper every now and then.
Posted by Jessica, 3rd July 2014